Darren Major

CBC journalist

Darren Major can be reached via email darren.major@cbc.ca or by tweeting him @DMajJourno.

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Officials try to head off Cornwall, Ont., coronavirus concerns

Federal and provincial public health officials spoke in Cornwall, Ont., on Monday in an attempt to quell any concerns about the use of a local facility as a quarantine zone.

Scrapping Ontario's pot shop cap too late for would-be owner

An Ottawa woman who wanted to open a rural cannabis shop before a now-reversed rule change says she's been turned off the industry by the province's regulations.

Farmers eager to get harvest back on track

Grain farmers in eastern Ontario and western Quebec say they're relieved the week-long CN Rail strike has come to an end, and are hoping to resume the harvest as soon as they're resupplied with the propane they need to dry their crops.

Ottawa woman attacked at resort in Mexico

An Ottawa woman was attacked and beaten at a resort in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula while she was on vacation, her family says.

Monument to 'victims of abortion' erected at Belleville cemetery

The Belleville, Ont., chapter of the Knights of Columbus has erected a monument "in memory of all victims of abortion" at a local cemetery.

LRT site provides latest updates with a wink and a smile

Ottawa software developer Justin Kelly says he created Occasional Transport to keep riders informed of delays while providing them with a bit of entertainment to "let off the steam" while they wait.

Fury owners blame 'politics' for decision to suspend operations

The owners of the Ottawa Fury say the club team failed to obtain sanctioning from governing bodies that oversee the United Soccer League (USL).

Dismal season a 'major test' for Redblacks fans

After seeing their team advance to three of the last four Grey Cups, 2019 wasn't the kind of season Ottawa Redblacks fans have grown used to.

Councillors kept in dark on transit fix

Two councillors on the city's transit commission say they've been kept in the dark about a plan to bring 40 buses out of retirement to help ease the strain on Ottawa's problem-plagued transit system.

Ford returns to Queen's Park with call for national unity

After a nearly five-month absence from Queen's Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford returned today with a plea for national unity following a bruising federal election.

Independent Sen. Andre Pratte resigns on election night

Independent Quebec Sen. André Pratte resigns on the same night that Canadians cast their ballots,

Child-care providers bracing for fallout from funding changes

The City of Ottawa could be short as much as $6.3 million in 2020 because of changes to provincial child-care funding, and the shortfall has service providers bracing for the fallout.

5 years later, still no leads in mysterious float plane takeoff

A float plane that took off under a bridge connecting Ottawa and Gatineau five years ago — prompting a Transport Canada investigation — still hasn't been identified.

Game over: Microplay store closing after 3 decades

After 28 years and seven generations of video game consoles, Jay Denis is calling it quits. The owner of the Microplay video game store in downtown Ottawa is shutting down his operation this week.

Ottawa Valley starts to sort out recycling woes

Municipalities are trying to find places for their recycling after the abrupt closure of Beaumen Waste Management Systems in late June.